Oily Acne - Prone

Oily skin is a very acne prone skin type, because of its tendency to have overactive sebaceous glands. All this access oil (called sebum) causes the pores on the skin surface to clog, leading to breakouts, acne and an overall greasy and shiny skin.

How to care for acne prone skin type?


The first step in taking care of oily acne-prone skin is to get rid of all the extra sebum that clogs the pores, which allows bacteria to grow and cause nasty breakouts, whiteheads, blackheads and even cysts. Therefore, cleansing is the first and basic step in keeping your skin acne-free. If you have oily acne prone skin type, cleans your skin twice a day with a soap that cleans pores deeply without dehydrating the skin. Use hot water, which dissolves surface oil more efficiently  then cold water.
Be careful not to use a soaps that tend to over dry your skin, since it may give you the opposite result: your skin will feel stripped of its natural moisture and therefore will start producing even more sebum, which will in turn clog the pores and cause more acne.  So the key treatment for oily acne prone skin is to clean the skin and clear any dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin, giving it a flaky dull look.
To get rid of dead skin cells, use a skin toner after every wash. This will also help minimize pores, which are often associated with oily acne prone skin. Exfoliating is also recommended, although you should be careful not to exfoliate skin that suffers from too  many whiteheads or open wounds, since it may irritate and bruise the skin. 
If you feel the situation is getting out of control, talk to your dermatologist about prescription drugs to help you with your acne, although most cases of acne can be treated with a good skincare routine, enriched with minerals and vitamins such as Jericho Skincare products.
 

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